Many life hacks and instructions on Instagram and Co. look simple and easy to understand. However, when we put it to the test, this impression often turns out to be wrong. That’s what happened to the Australian Lucy T..
Cartoon character Bluey
The young woman set out to recreate Bluey, the blue dog girl who is the focus of a much-loved Australian preschool animated series. But while Bluey, full of imagination and curiosity, has many adventures, Lucy experienced more of a disaster with her experiment.
The model was a clip by the cake artist Tegan McCormack
Melbourne-based baker Tegan – or Tigga – McCormack has garnered a loyal following online. As “tigga_mac” on TikTok, she has one and a half million followers who like to make culinary masterpieces according to her instructions – or at least try to.
In fact, it doesn’t look complicated, and Bluey is an eye-catcher at Tegan in no time complete with marshmallow eyes and blue frosting that should delight little sweet tooths. With Lucy, however, the result was significantly different. Irritated and sad, she posted her work in the Woolies Coles Mudcake Hacks Facebook group, as reported by dailymail.co.uk.
Self-critical accompanying text
Captioning the crashed cake pic, Lucy wrote: “Enjoy this atrocity work, it looked so easy on TikTok.” Admittedly, her hilarious creation – the template can be seen again in the cell phone behind it – has little to do with the model. Wooden sticks apparently stabilize the ears, but can no longer save anything.
Despite this, Lucy’s work on Facebook received thousands of likes and a lot of encouragement, such as this: “Oh my god, I really love it! It made me smile …”